My career in design started off at an early age; I was always sketching and building things. After discovering industrial design, I attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design from 2005-2009 and felt instantly at home. Before I graduated; I had won 3rd place an an international design competition, and had several products for sale globally. After graduating into the worst economy since the 1930s, I started my own consultancy and freelanced for many Milwaukee-based companies before landing a full-time position at Bjorksten | bit 7. Here I developed my surface modeling abilities while continuing to improve on the core skillsets of brainstorming, sketching, and rendering, but I also gained experience in other realms such as branding, user-experience, user-interface, and animation. In my freetime (which isn't much), I'm usually either doing something active outside (biking, disc golf, backpacking, skiing) or modifying anything with an engine. Please feel free to contact me about potential work opportunities; I'm always up for another adventure!

Work Samples

  • Sketches & Renderings

  • Solidworks & Alias

  • UWM Laser Ion Cannon

Work History

Experience: Industrial Designer, Bjorksten | bit 7, Madison, WI February 2010 - Present Freelance Industrial Designer, Gruv Design, Madison, WI June 2009 - Present Industrial Designer, + Design, Milwaukee, WI June 2009-October 2009 Industrial Designer, Milwaukee Electric Tool, Milwaukee, WI May 2008-June 2009 Industrial Designer, Discovery World, Milwaukee, WI January 2008-June 2008 Industrial Design Assistant, MIAD, Veteran's Hospital, August 2005-June 2008 Education: Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, Milwaukee, WI B.F.A. in Industrial Design, May 2009 Dean's List every semester, GPA 3.87 V.P. of IDSA Student Chapter Madison Area Technical College, Madison, WI Animation Program, 2003-2004 Dean's List every semester, GPA 3.7 Skills: Traditional concept sketching and rendering; Sketchbook Pro; Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Indesign; Solidworks, Alias, Hypershot, Keyshot, Flash MX, Final Cut Pro, MS Office; web design; sound production; electrical & mechanical design, physical model production; the ability to understand why things work, and how to make them better.

Education

Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design (MIAD) 2005-2009, GPA 3.87

Specialties

Affiliations

IDSA, Madison Design Alliance Leader, Contributor to Productdesignhub

Awards

Medical Design Excellence Award (2011), 2nd Place Studebaker Design Contest (2010), 3rd Place International Greener Gadgets Competition in NYC (2009), 1st place design award from Fiskars (2009), 3rd Place Core77 Powertool Design Contest(2008), 2nd Place A.O Smith Award (2008),

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